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Air pollution from my Mercedes?

Here in Bangkok at the intersection of Rama IV and Sathorn Road...on the southwest corner of Lumpini Park...the people who monitor our air have erected a machine that not only measures what we are breathing but 'broadcasts' the results as well.

It measures:

1) Particulates
2) Carbon monoxide
3) Ozone
4) Sulphur dioxide
5) Nitrogen dioxide

In the five minutes that we sat at the red traffic light the ozone, sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide lights showed 'dashes' (---): meaning either that their sniffers weren't working or that they were telling us that we could inhale their clients to our lungs delight. However, the particulate testing nostril went from --- to 99 to 124 in that same period. Lockstep, time wise, the carbon monoxide readings jumped from 19 to 43 to 86.

To the right of each of these...(to the layman, meaningless)...numbers were rows of lamps. Presumably the one closest to the number indicator was the one our bodies would be happiest with when lit; the one on the far right probably being something akin to America's "Bright-Red, Ultra-Elevated, Got-To-Worry-For-Sure" Homeland Security alert. The particulates fret lamp reached an alarming 75% while we waited for the green light. The others said "Not to worry."
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RE: Air pollution from my Mercedes?

youall have a lovely writing style, the type on that sign is very handsome. [:)]

which car were you driving when that happened?

we have signs something like that, that measure our speed and show it to those behind us. i usually see how much faster i can go by the time i get to them.

in the 240, in 4th gear, its something like this...

1)push accelerator

2)wait

3)wait a little more

4)curse

5)wait just a little more

6)attain the posted speed limit.[:)]

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geeze id hate to sit with my diesel by that sign
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Get a diesel running on biodiesel. It won't even register those pollutants. Well maybe a little NOx, but that's only if you've disabled your EGR.

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i brew my own stuff it will be in the tank soon .. plus im pulling the EGR off for testign purposes so ill have to run some bio
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iNeon - 12/24/2005 9:14 PM

youall have a lovely writing style, the type on that sign is very handsome. [:)]

which car were you driving when that happened?

we have signs something like that, that measure our speed and show it to those behind us. i usually see how much faster i can go by the time i get to them.

in the 240, in 4th gear, its something like this...

1)push accelerator

2)wait

3)wait a little more

4)curse

5)wait just a little more

6)attain the posted speed limit.[:)]
J
I was driving just my little SLK200. But I was surrounded by some real brutes.
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